Transposition deadline for new EU public procurement directives

On 18 April 2016 a transposition deadline has expired for bringing into force the laws, regulations and administrative provisions by the EU Member States necessary to comply with:

  1. Directive 2014/24/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 February 2014 on public procurement and repealing Directive 2004/18/EC,
  2. Directive 2014/25/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 February 2014 on procurement by entities operating in the water, energy, transport and postal services sectors and repealing Directive 2004/17/EC, and
  3. Directive 2014/23/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 February 2014 on the award of concession contracts.

Furthermore, the Directives 2004/17/EC and 2004/18/EC are repealed with effect from 18 April 2016.

Additional information and elaboration on the new directives is available at following EC’s websites:

New EU public procurement rules: Less bureaucracy, higher efficiency

New EU public procurement rules applicable from today

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